This is book two in a three book series.
By 2380 the human Commonwealth stretches over hundreds of planets all linked together by man made wormholes. Thanks to rejuvenation technology people can live as long as they like. Provided they can pay for the treatment.
When the Dyson Pair, two stars far from the commonwealth vanish simultaneously behind a massive force field, the only way to reach them and investigate is to build the first ever faster than light spaceship. The ship will be captained by Wilson Kime who piloted the lander on the first manned mission to Mars. Only to have this great triumph sidelined by the invention of the wormhole generator.
As the expedition draws closer to it’s goal, speculation centers on the one frightening question. Was the barrier created to keep intruders out, or to keep something in?